Wednesday, October 30, 2019

An original

It seems that comments are not coming to my email again.  Can I remember how that got fixed last time?  To all of you who left comments on my last few posts, that is the reason why your comment wasn't replied to.

Nan V left a comment about this quilt.  Do I remember the pattern?  Yes, it is my own pattern that was designed because I so wanted colours of autumn on a tree branch that was not yellow or green.  Perhaps one day this pattern might be written up for sale ..... some day, one day ......
Then, another request for the pattern for this quilt.  Sorry, but this is another one of my designs.  Two requests within days of each other.  Is that a sign that I need to really think about selling my patterns?
We've been busy ..... with this feline cat.  Her name is Revvy.  We are just babysitting her for a month while her owner is away on business.  We've forgotten what it is like to have a cat in the house and are enjoying her a lot, but not enough to want another cat again.  It broke our hearts when our two girls passed on and we just don't want to go through that again.  Plus, we are getting older.  That is something to think about also.
My studio and house had to be cat-proofed.  She gets into everything.  A major cleanup had to happen in my studio.  She seems to like pins for some odd reason .....  Anyway, the cleanup was good to have happen.  

A bit of quilting on a secret project has been going on.  Reveal will be in a few months' time.  Be patient.

Hubby got the snow blower working.  We are expecting about a foot of snow on Friday, so we needed to get that machine up and running.  A new pair of winter boots were bought this week.  I'm ready!

Have a great day!

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Pumpkin time!

Finally, my newest pumpkin quilt:  "A Taste of Autumn".  So perfect for this time of year and I'm so thrilled with it!

Quilt Details:
Block size:  10" x 12" finished
Quilt Size:  57-1/4" x 78-3/4" (top size before quilting, washing and drying: 60-1/4" x 81-3/4")
Top Started:  Nov. 2018
Top Finished:  Nov. 2018
Quilt Finished:  Sept. 2019
Pattern Source:  based on quilt by Thimblecreek Quilts called "Rotogravure"
Batting:  Hobbs polyester
Machine quilted by:  Kat's Quilts

This quilt was made as a sew-along with my friend, Mary, from Toronto.  When I showed her my finished quilt, she laughed because that was the quilt that was on their bed.

To go along with my new pumpkin quilt, here are my other autumn quilts. 

It is our Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada.  Time to celebrate all that we are thankful for with family and friends.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Ribbons again and quilt storage!

Yep, it happened again.  Our Quilts by the Bay-North Bay (Ontario, Canada) had another quilt show and I won three ribbons for hand quilting in the Viewer's Choice section.

First is for my bed quilt.  This quilt is fading in places and it has a patch from when our Miss Hank cat tore a piece of the fabric.  Still, she is a beauty and viewer's thought she deserved first place.  Thank you!

Second is for my Kentucky Flowerpot wall hanging in the middle.

Third is for my Xmas yo-yo tree wall hanging.
It is time now to consider doing some more hand quilting as I have run out of quilts to enter for the next show in three years.  Got to keep that craft alive and show my work again.

Nothing was entered into the Judged section of the show ..... because I was a judge!  Never in the world did I ever think that is something that would happen in my life.  It was interesting to judge, but due to my mishap at the cottage, it was very difficult and painful for me to stand and bend.  Who knows if quilt judging is something that I will ever do again?   Tick that off my bucket list, although it was never on it!  🐱🐱

Quilt storage!  This cabinet is finally finished and now it stands back in the corner, but this time we can see it better.  Brown to white truly transformed this cabinet.  During the sanding process, it was discovered that the inside was just stained.  No varnish, no protective coating for my quilts.  So glad that was caught and now my quilts are protected from any wood resin.  Two coats of paint and three coats of Varethane. 
Autumn and fall colours are in full force up here in the great white north.  Next post will show my autumn quilts that are hanging in our home.

Have a great day!